Kids urged to get cracking at launch of town-wide Easter egg hunt

Written by Peter Davison.

Sydney (3) sets off on the Easter Trail, egged on by Janice Pattison of DucklingsSydney (3) sets off on the Easter Trail, egged on by Janice Pattison of DucklingsA town-wide egg hunt will once again send children on a trail around 26 of Marlborough’s independent retailers this Easter.

By collecting a sticker from each participating outlet, children can collect a free Easter egg from Ducklings toy shop. And they will be entered into a prize draw to win a giant bunny.

The initiative was launched on Saturday and runs until the end of the Easter holidays, on Sunday April 10.

Toy shop owner Colin Pattison said: “It’s a great way to encourage children - and their parents - to visit Marlborough’s independent retails.

“They don’t have to spend any money to get their sticker, but for some people it’s a first introduction to a shop they might want to spend some money in - now or in the future.”

The initiative is sponsored by Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, which paid for the printing of the Easter trail maps, which are available at Ducklings.

This year, four new locations have joined the trail: 100 Chai Street, The Sweet Shop, eCycle UK, and Food Gallery Express.

The participating retailers include:

Mustard Seed
Kit Stone
Luisa’s Cupcake Boutique
Mercer’s of Marlborough
Cosy Bean Coffee Lounge
Padfield Porkies
The India Shop
Beauty Fulltime
Fair Isle
The Food Gallery
Crosby & Lawrence
Cook Marlborough
Marlborough Library
Urban Barn Interiors
Moore & Bradfield
Heart’s Desire
Valentiner Designs
Susie Watson Designs
The Merchant’s House
White Horse Bookshop
Lighting of Distinction
Faux Arts Studio
Ducklings Toy Shop